Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery at Spire Alexandra Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £5,400

At Spire Alexandra Hospital, our consultants provide prostate surgery for an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) to relieve urinary difficulties.

Symptoms are caused by the enlarged prostate pressing on your urethra and bladder. Your consultant can treat this by removing or destroying prostate tissue.

Sometimes also called

  • Transurethral prostatic resection
  • TURP procedure or TURP surgery
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Laser prostate surgery (HoLEP or Greenlight)
  • UroLift®
  • Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    45-120 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal, epidural or local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Prostate surgery: what to expect at Spire Alexandra

At Spire Alexandra, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments to patients in Medway and the surrounding areas of Kent and the South East. Our private hospital has two extensively equipped operating theatres, backed up by an extended recovery unit with 24 hour support.

We have a team of expert urologists who specialise in men’s health and have wide experience of performing prostate surgery. Working alongside an excellent aftercare team, they’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to your needs.

We offer fast access to consultations and treatments, in a clean, comfortable environment. The typical waiting time from diagnosis by your consultant (or a referral) to receiving prostate surgery is between two and four weeks.

How much does Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery cost at Spire Alexandra Hospital

Prostate surgery is available from £5,400.

We offer many ways to pay and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

You can trust Spire Alexandra Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for prostate surgery at Spire Alexandra

We offer transurethral electrovaporisation of the prostate (TUVP) for prostate surgery. This involves:

  • A special instrument which has a rollerball on the end is passed through your urethra 
  • The rollerball applies electrical energy to your prostate tissue to trim small pieces away
  • You’ll need a urinary catheter for around one to two days after the operation

The type of anaesthetic you need varies depending on your circumstance. It may be:

  • A general anaesthetic meaning you’re asleep – this is most often used
  • A spinal or epidural – where you can’t feel anything from the waist down

Your consultant will explain the potential benefits and risks with you during your consultation.

Preparing for prostate surgery at Spire Alexandra

Getting here

You'll find us approximately eight miles from Maidstone and five miles from Chatham. The nearest railway station is Chatham, a 10 minute taxi journey away. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultation

You’ll meet your chosen consultant in one of our private consultation rooms. They’ll discuss:

  • Your symptoms and any particular urinary problems you’re having
  • What the treatment options are, including alternatives to surgery such as medication and lifestyle changes
  • Whether you need any tests or scans to help your consultant plan the next steps
  • The potential benefits and risks of treatment

You may also need a pre-operative assessment with one of our specialist nurses to check if the procedure is right for you.

Prostate surgery: your procedure

Prostate surgery takes from one to two hours. If you've come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait in our lounge or restaurant while you have your operation.

After surgery, you may need a urinary catheter until the swelling in your urethra has gone down, allowing you to pass urine normally again. This will be taken out by one of our nurses before you leave hospital – which is usually one to three nights after your operation. During your stay, you’ll have your own, en-suite room which will have:

  • TV
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

Q & A

Sandy Gujral, Consultant Urologist Surgeon

Talking about prostate surgery

Prostate surgery: your recovery

As expected after surgery, you’ll feel some pain afterwards. Our nurses will help you manage this by giving you painkillers and advice about what over-the-counter medicines you can take after you leave hospital.

Although the recovery time varies depending on the procedure you've had and your overall health, here’s a guide to recovery timeline for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) – the most common procedure:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1-3 days

Catheter is removed and you can leave hospital

1-3 weeks

Driving and gentle walking

3-4 weeks

Back to desk-based job and sex if you’re comfortable enough

4-8 weeks

Full recovery

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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